Panther-Fibel (1944) - A New and Authentic English Language Reproduction
The Tank Museum has faithfully and meticulously translated the wartime Panther tank handbook.
Based on the original document housed in our Archive, this self-published title will feature English text carefully set over the German, retaining the rhyming verses and intended wit of the authors.
It includes inserts from the original book and a new foreword by Curator David Willey.
This edition will be close to the original size (12.5cm x17.8cm – ideal for tankies’ pockets) and on identical paper for an authentic feel.
Panther-Fibel was created as an engaging and easy to understand handbook to break the tradition of heavy-going technical manuals.
Such sophisticated machines required considerable knowledge to keep them in action, so commanders sought to snag the interest of young tank crews with these light-hearted, well-illustrated handbooks.
Fantastic - fabulous job team!! Hours of painstaking work no doubt! Arrived on my doorstep in less than 2 weeks of ordering. I could not believe it.
Carefully wrapped which showed pride and care. They are fascinating documents. I'm amazed how the humour is used and at times astonishingly contemporary and relatable.
Very well made and informative.
Exceptional! Purchased this item as a Christmas present for my son. Ordered in mid-November; received here in the U.S. early-December (regular shipping). Amazed at the quality packing (arrived in pristine condition)! Only regret is that I didn’t purchase the Tiger-Fibel combo with the mug!
Perfect......Also included a print which I have now framed
The speed of delivery was outstanding but best of all was the outstanding product. I now possess both the Tiger and Panther Fibel. As an old tankie, I’m enjoying reading these excellent books. Thank you so much.